Unit Theme: Defending the Faith in a Secular Society

The 6 week long unit study looks at these critical topics: Who is God?, Who is Jesus?, human sexuality, God’s love and judgement, evil and suffering, and purity.

WHO IS GOD?

July 25, 2021 (Lesson 8)

Central Truth: Because God is Creator, every person is morally responsible to Him.

1.  God Is Revealed in Creation (Genesis 1:1-2; Psalms 19:1-4; 139:7-10, 14; Isaiah 40:12-14; Romans 1:18-20)

2.  Judge of Right and Wrong (Romans 2:12-16; Ephesians 4:17-24; 1 Peter 1:13-16)

3.  Personally Involved Creator (Acts 17:16-34; Hebrews 11:6)

WHO IS JESUS?

August 1, 2021 (Lesson 9)

Central Truth: Jesus is our Lord and our God.

1.  The Eternal and Sovereign God (John 1:1-5, 10-14, 18; Matthew 28:17-18)

2.  Proclaimer of His Kingdom (Matthew 4:12-17; 13:1-9, 18-23; Luke 11:14-20)

3.  The Only Way to Salvation (John 3:1-8; 14:6; 1 Corinthians 15:14-19)

THE BIBLE ON SEXUALITY

August 8, 2021 (Lesson 10)

Central Truth: The Bible gives clear guidelines for human sexuality.

1.   Sexuality Created by God (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-6)

2.  Chastity and Fidelity Required (1 Corinthians 6:18—7:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; Hebrews 13:4)

3.  What About Homosexuality? (Romans 1:20-27; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

GOD’S LOVE AND JUDGMENT

August 15, 2021 (Lesson 11)

Central Truth: God’s judgment is governed by His love and mercy.

1.   God Is Merciful and Loving (Psalm 86:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 John 4:7-10)

2.  God’s Righteous and Perfect Judgment (Exodus 20:4-6; Psalm 37:37-38; Revelation 20:11-15; 22:12-16)

3.  Why Does a Loving God Judge? (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 7:10-11; Matthew 13:41-43; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 3:9)

THE PROBLEM OF EVIL AND SUFFERING

August 22, 2021 (Lesson 12)

Central Truth: Despite the evil and suffering in this world, God is good.

1.   Sin Brought Dysfunction (Genesis 1:29-31; 3:1-19)

2.  Human Nature Corrupted (Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 64:6-7; Mark 7:20-23; Romans 3:23; 5:18-21)

3.  Triumph of God’s Justice (Romans 8:18, 28, 35-39; Revelation 21:1-5)

KEEPING THE CHURCH PURE

August 29, 2021 (Lesson 13)

Central Truth: The Church is to remain holy in an impure world.

1.  Deceived by Pagan Influences (1 Corinthians 5:1-8)

2.  An Authoritative Decision (1 Corinthians 5:9-13)

3.  Committed to God’s Standard (Matthew 18:15-17; Philippians 4:8-9; 1 John 2:15-17)